Gene Johnston

Title: Contributing Editor, Successful Farming and
Resides in: Mount Vernon, Iowa
Hometown: Bayard, Iowa
Education: Iowa State University
Expertise: Cattle Industry, Other Livestock Industries, General Farming, and Agricultural Business

After 33 years on full time staff at Successful Farming, now in semi-retirement covers stories and topics as assigned on a freelance basis, with emphasis on the beef industry, and other general story assignments on a variety of agricultural topics.

Career background: 
After college started as Swine Editor for a Minnesota-based magazine for five years, then accepted a  position as Swine Editor at Successful Farming. Remained on staff there for the following 33 years in various editorial positions: Swine Editor, Farm Management Editor, and Managing Editor. In semi-retirement now, continues to write freelance stories for Successful Farming..

Professional Involvement
Has been a member of the American Agricultural Editors Association for entire career, winning several writing awards from that organization and also serving a term as President.

B.S. in Agricultural Journalism, Iowa State University

Articles authored by Gene Johnston